Ravenscroft Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Kevin Billerman reached his 400th career victory Wednesday, Jan. 31, with the team's 76-64 victory over Word of God Christian Academy.
Billerman, in his 18th year as head coach, now has a career record of 400 wins and 143 losses. His teams have played for four NCISSA Championships, winning in 2012. In the Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference, Billerman has guided the Ravens to 16 TISAC regular season championships, including the last 11 consecutive seasons, and 14 TISAC conference tournament championships.
Billerman has coached many players who have gone on to play collegiately at Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, Wake Forest University, The United States Military Academy, UNC Wilmington and many others.
"We have been blessed with outstanding players and assistant coaches," Billerman said of reaching this milestone. "It has been a great pleasure to coach and mentor these young men. One misnomer about this is that 'I' haven't won any of these games. It's 'we,' the Ravenscroft community, including the fabulous students who support us, who have won 400 games."
Ravenscroft Athletic Director Ned Gonet said of Billerman's career at Ravenscroft, "Kevin has done an outstanding job as our basketball coach throughout the years. He has established one of the perennial programs in the state, which competes at a very high level year in and year out. His ability to teach the fundamentals and strategies of the game as well as prepare and manage each contest are unprecedented.
"Kevin has established a superior reputation for his success on the court, and we are very fortunate to have him as Ravenscroft basketball coach," he added.
Billerman, who played basketball at Duke University from 1973-1975, has also coached at Northern Durham High School, UNC-Charlotte and Florida Atlantic University. He had coaching stints in Europe and The World Basketball League as well. Overall, Billerman has been part of 801 team victories as a basketball coach.
Congratulations to Coach Billerman!